Research Associate for the Project “RESCUE-MATE” in the Field of IoT and secure data processing to enhance situational awareness for rescue forces in civil crisis situations § 28 Subsection 3 HmbHG

Your responsibilities

Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates may also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications.

The activity includes the scientific collaboration in the third party funded project "RESCUE-MATE" - Dynamic situational awareness and support for rescue forces in complex crisis situations (

The focus is on the development of a collaborative and privacy-friendly data- and AI-platform for the sharing and processing of IoT data to support rescues forces by enabling situational awareness in civil crisis situations. Together with other project partners, this platform will be designed, implemented, analyzed and evaluated.

Furthermore, the holder of the position will also work on the integration of low-cost sensors and UAVs (drones) into the platform for environmental sensing to provide better overviews on the crisis situation. For that, the project has budget to procure sensors, drones, and further equipment for experimentation.

In addition, the position holder will continuously contribute to the publication and presentation of research and project results. As a research-intensive department, our research results are also directly incorporated into teaching.

Your profile

A university degree in a relevant field.

Profound knowledge in the security of open, distributed communication systems as well as basic knowledge in cryptography and security protocols are required. Basic knowledge in the application and implementation of machine learning techniques, experience in the design of database-driven software solutions, and prior experience in the the study of security and privacy on the Internet, IoT, and in mobile systems are advantageous. Programming skills in higher level programming languages such as Java, C/C++, and Python are required.

We offer

Reliable remuneration based on wage agreements
Continuing education opportunities
University pensions
Attractive location
Flexible working hours
Work-life balance opportunities
Health management

Educational leave

30 days of vacation per annum

Universität Hamburg—University of Excellence is one of the strongest research educational institutions in Germany. Our work in research, teaching, educational and knowledge exchange activities is fostering the next generation of responsible global citizens ready to tackle the global challenges facing us. Our guiding principle “Innovating and Cooperating for a Sustainable Future” drives collaboration with academic and nonacademic partner institutions in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region and around the world. We would like to invite you to be part of our community to work with us in creating sustainable and digital change for a dynamic and pluralist society.

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg promotes equal opportunity. As women are currently underrepresented in this job category at Universität Hamburg according to the evaluation conducted under the Hamburg act on gender equality (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz, HambGleiG), we encourage women to apply for this position. Equally qualified and suitable female applicants will receive preference.

Severely disabled and disabled applicants with the same status will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.

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